The Legacy Issue

Chef’s Kiss: Soleil Ho Doesn’t Want to Be the First and Only

Her journey is less about accolades and more about ensuring she isn’t “the only one” in the notoriously exclusive food and restaurant space.

Accidents Still Happen: Revisiting “Degrassi’s” Infamous Abortion Episode

The N refused to air the episode for several years. Read more »

Let Us Live: What Does Loving Black Women Really Look Like?

What would it be like to celebrate Black women, not just as a performance or a trend? Without using them as a mascot for a movement. Without relying on them to save this country. Read more »

Boomer to Zoomer: Grim Generational Relations Aren’t An Accident

There is only one winner in a generation war, and it’s not millennials or boomers or Gen Z—it’s capitalism. Read more »

Her House: Queen Latifah Recreated the Rom-Com in Her Image

Queen Latifah’s oeuvre demonstrates that satisfying Black rom-coms for fat women are possible, even if Hollywood is resistant to making them. Read more »

Stripping Point: Nipplegate Exposed Our Deep Fear of Black Women’s Sexuality

Janet Jackson was punished for 9/16 of one second of nudity, while Justin Timberlake rose from her post–Super Bowl ashes. Read more »

The Only Gaze Is Ours: Tracing the Evolution of Black Women’s Stories

Writing about Black people feels limitless. It feels infinite. Read more »

“What’s Mine and Yours” Complicates the School Segregation Story

Naima Coster’s prescient novel brings human faces to a broader social issue. Read more »

BitchTapes: Immigrant Dreaming

Greisa Martínez Rosas outlines some of the songs that have helped guide her ethos as an organizer and a movement leader. Read more »